quickening

Primary Meanings of quickening

1.
n
the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
2.
n
the process of showing signs of life
Full Definitions of quickening
1

n the act of accelerating; increasing the speed

Synonyms:
acceleration, speedup
Antonyms:
deceleration
the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed
Type of:
hurrying, speed, speeding
changing location rapidly
2

n the process of showing signs of life

“the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain”
Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms

n the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus

Type of:
degree, level, point, stage
a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

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